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BEIT Midrash

Thursday, February 7, 2019 2 Adar I 5779

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
All are welcome to join us for our BEIT Midrash on Thursday evenings. On each evening choose from a variety of specific experiences and continuing courses. Come for dinner at our BEIT Café, create your own schedule, do as much or as little as you like - or just come to visit with us. Welcome to BEIT!
5:30 to 6 pm    VTS Parents Discussion with Rabbi Libman
6 to 7 pm     BEIT Café open for Dinner: Spaghetti Night
Register for Dinner. $8 per person, in advance. $10 per person, at the door.
Choose one from this list of many experiences and sessions. Participate in one, two, or all three parts of the evening. BEIT Café offers coffee and nosh all evening.
6:30 to 7:10 p.m.    BEIT Experience I
A Moment in History Rabbi Avi Libman
Discover what happened and why it matters in four historical vignettes from Jewish history.
Renewing the Covenant Dr. Ray Fink
Join us for a discussion and analysis of the common values underlying the relationship between North American Jews and Israeli Jews. What are our mutual responsibilities? What are our common values? How do we deal with differences? Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has issued a call to action, please join us in this most important task.
Learning with the Lebowitzs Ian Merles
Study the weekly Torah portion with the commentaries of Yeshayahu and Nehama Lebowitz - a brother and sister pair of polymath geniuses, Torah scholars, and shapers of Israeli society.
Torah Stitch Pamela Nathan
Join in an international project to create an entire Torah in needlepoint panels. Receive a verse of your own to contribute and join with others in learning about the verses being made.
Making Music! Cara Freedman
Let’s sing and enjoy each other’s company as we learn popular Jewish melodies and expand our personal and communal repertoire.
Beginning Hebrew Reading  Robin Shulman
Learn to decode the Hebrew alphabet and read basic prayer book blessings. This is a comfortable first step for discovering or rediscovering your ability to read Hebrew.
Intermediate Hebrew Reading Orli Moses 
Strengthen your Hebrew reading and comprehension skills to better participate in synagogue services and ritual celebrations.
Torah Reading Dr. Ran Anbar
Learn to read Torah or grow your Torah reading skills. If you wish, read Torah on occasional Shabbat mornings as member of our Torah reading squad. We meet on a regular basis to teach Torah trope to beginners, review trope with more experienced readers, and practice upcoming Torah readings.
6:30 to 8:00 pm     Cooking Inspirations for Shabbat Jodi Abel
Jodi Abel, Chef/Author/Owner of Lajollacooks4u, a specialized cooking event company providing companies and folks from all around the globe a very unique cooking and dining experience. Chef Jodi specializes in California cuisine. Tonight she will be teaching us how to make an inspiring Shabbat dinner using fresh and seasonal ingredients. 

7:20 to 8:00 pm   BEIT Learning
Believe It or Not: The Meaning of Life and Death Rabbi Ron Shulman
What does Judaism believe? What do we think about what Judaism teaches? Explore Jewish religious views about the meaning of life and death, ritual practice and personal ethics, beliefs about God, and how technology and personal choice challenge Jewish religious values.
Intro to Judaism – Part II Rabbi Avi Libman
Join us for an educational journey for Jews and non-Jews interested in gaining knowledge of Jewish history, life, and culture. In this course, we cover topics like Jewish history, theology, and philosophy, as well as holidays and life-cycle events, practices, and rituals. The course is geared to anyone who wants to learn more about Judaism, in addition to those considering conversion.
7:30 – 8:30        Partners in Torah
Partners In Torah San Diego is an independent Torah study program of one-on-one study between partners and/or small discussion groups. 
8:00            BEIT Experience II
Melody & Meaning: The Joy of Shabbat
Rabbi Ron Shulman
Learn the meaning of, and a new melody for, “Yism’hu” one of our Shabbat morning prayers about Shabbat joy. This brief session will prepare us to sing the melody and reflect on the meaning of “Yism’hu” during the conclusion of our Shabbat Morning Service on February 9.



Vegetarian and Gluten free option available upon request. 
We will accommodate requests when possible. 
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